Stefano Z.

Stefano - River Music School London

Tutor of Guitar and Music Theory

Stefano is an Italian acoustic and electric guitarist, music producer, composer and arranger with more than 20 years of experience. He has a deep knowledge of music theory and is highly familiar with different styles of music such as pop, blues, rock, metal, jazz, prog, fusion, funk etc. He’s a perfectionist, and his predilection for acoustic instruments and strings, combined with his love for piano and electric guitar, gives his compositions a progressive and remarkable touch creating eccentric and nonconformist musical landscapes.


Stefano has achieved a Bachelor's degree in Jazz Music from Conservatorio Luca Marenzio, and also trained at the Accademia di Musica Altro Suono in Brescia (Italy) studying different styles of music with Luciano Poli. Last year he was performing live all around Europe at the 710 Club under the artistic direction of Gary Barlow, before returning to teach in London. He has also been performing abroad with pianist and composer Francesco Berta under the Berlin based post-rock label “Oxide Tones”.


With 10+ years of teaching experience Stefano is an enthusiastic teacher that always aims to build and help his students reach their best potential and creativeness.



"Stefano taught me for one year before I moved to London and I can absolutely recommend him as a very patient and knowledgeable teacher, and with his approach he made me enjoy practicing and looking forward to each lesson. I can sincerely recommend him." - Francesco B

"Amazing teacher! Patient, easy going and clear when it comes to teaching. Loved learning the basics of guitar and ukulele." - Saskia G

"Stefano has been an outstanding teacher for me and vastly improved my playing in a short period of time. He also helped me understand theory like no other teacher I’ve had before and motivated me so much. I wholeheartedly recommend his lessons whether you’re a beginner or advance learner." - Jake B